Retire in Mount Dora, FL

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
12663
Median Househould Income
48434
Median Age
46.7
65 Years and Over
3208
Median Home Value
185700
Unemployed
453
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Mount Dora Streat Corner

If you have not been to this place before, drive here now and order anything on the menu. You will NOT be disappointed with ANYthing on it! Converted from...

2. Whales Tale Fish House

Well, after visiting a handful of New England style seafood restaurants in Central Florida this is our favorite. What more do we need to say as we returned....

3. Vitality Bistro

Simply outstanding in all categories! Vitality Bistro is the BEST Vegan restaurant I've eaten at in central FL. My daughter and I drove up to Mount Dora...

4. Sugarboo's Bar-B-Que

By far the best BBQ around (in Florida). My family and I have enjoyed and continue to enjoy Sugarboo's since they opened. I can only give a review for...

5. Japan Express

Very good sushi, great prices and portion sizes, and friendly service. Ambience is a little underwhelming, but it's totally made up for by the great grub!...

Golf
1. Deer Island Golf & Lake Club

Been here several times. Always good conditions and fantastic layout. However this time conditions were way better. Looks like new ownership is making a...

2. Mission Inn Resort & Club

Quiet place to escape from everything and just relax and play golf. Great food, I tried streaks, hawaian burgers, tuna and lobster ceviche. Wine selection...

3. Red Tail Golf Club

Challenging layout, great value. Friendly on course beverage cart attendants Only real negative is this is a semi-private club. So expect to be snubbed by...

4. Eagle Dunes Golf Club

I've only played this course once but had a great experience it's nice to have a Florida Golf course with elevation changes to provide a break from the...

5. Wekiva Golf Club

Very nice course that I've been playing for years.. Greens run nicely, fairways are narrow but not to difficult and the club house has a decent bar and food.

Active
1. Crystal River Kayak Company

Why 5 stars? Because this was a very memorable paddle boarding experience! --- --- --- If this wasn't such a journey from my house, I'd be a...

2. The Paddling Center At Shingle Creek

This place is quite a surprise right in the middle of everything with the hustle & bustle of Orlando and the Theme parks close by. Nice canopy of trees on...

3. Bird's Underwater

I can't say enough good things about our trip. Scalloping with Bird's Underwater was an amazing experience. On our drive home we had already decided we...

4. Ray's Airboat Rides

Our vacation in Orlando couldn't have been better with all the fantasy filled theme parks that will keep a tourist entertained for every day of your stay....

5. Kelly Park

Beautiful little place hidden away is a slice of natural paradise just 30 minutes from the man made craziness of Orlando. We rented tubes from a little...

Arts
1. Hutchinson Farm Winery

Visited on a beautiful day! The property is so charming. The owner was very accommodating. We sampled the 5 wines, bought 2 bottles and sat on the...

2. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

Lovely. Just so lovely. If you're looking for a place for a fun girls' outing, this is it. They offer tours and tastings completely complimentary. After...

3. Orange Blossom Cannonball Train

This was a lot of fun. Visiting Mt. Dora we didn't really know what to do but we heard about this place from yelp and it was worth it. The train is really...

4. Icehouse Theatre

We saw Grease here last week and I was really impressed by this theatre! It is a little place, but it has a good sized lobby and they sell snacks and drinks...

5. Brunswick Zone Wekiva Lanes

Standard bowling alley. Pretty clean. New food and choices great addition. And free refills is another bonus.

Shopping
1. The Wine Den

Great wine bar right in the heart of downtown Mount Dora! During the day this is a delightful little wine store. Stop in for a bottle to take home or have a...

2. Maggie's Attic of Florida

I think this place had to be my favorite spot while on vacation in mount Dora. I loved the variety of wine and beer. There were plenty of places to sit and...

3. Wow Factory

Loooved this store! It had the best selection of fun, quirky items. If you are easily offended this may not be the place for you. If you aren't, you need...

4. Mermaid Juice

Quirky little place with excellent craft beer selection. The location is a bit difficult to find at night/mildly lit out front. Offers indoor and outdoor...

5. Publix

I love this store. The employees go above and beyond to help me. I was there last week and I accidentally dropped my sushi on the floor while checking out....

Health
1. Act Now Wellness Center

My boyfriend grew up with a food phobia and Danny was able to help open his mind to new foods. Danny is very helpful, intelligent, and informative and has a...

2. LRUC

Recently opened and impossible to find on a google search (I'm trying to rectify that here & now). Clean & inviting waiting area. Receptionist was...

3. Active Life Chiropractic

They were the only ones that have ever helped me with recovery from pain and injury's. Some had tried but there was never any success. Active life made it...

4. A Mothers Nature Midwifery Care & Home Birth Srvce

Kelli Johnson is an incredible midwife and I would highly recommend her to anyone! She is very experienced and has overseen over 1,000 births. That gave...

5. The Crystal Closet

This was my first time here. It was a very welcoming experience. Very tranquil, smelt delightful and the energy was great. The staff was super friendly and...

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